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1BR/2BA Whaler Ocean View -- Fully Remodeled

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

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We've completed a full remodel of #707. The work was done by Scott Williamson, known as the #1 remodel contractor on Ka'anapali Beach. Check out the photos below. The new kitchen features Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, gorgeous granite counters, high-end cabinets and tile floors. Both bathrooms have new tiled step-in showers and granite-topped vanities. Even the main room has been redone with all new recessed lighting and a tropical ceiling fan.

If you know the Whaler, then you know that 707 is in a great location. It's on the south side of the north tower, so you're facing the courtyard with a terrific view of the ocean and beach. This is our home away from home, and we stay here ourselves as often as we can.

From our private lanai you've got terrific views of the ocean - there's only one apartment closer to the beach - including all of the island of Lanai. Look in the other direction and you've got a great view of the mountains.

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. (Closer than any other property on Ka'anapali Beach.) Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beachside restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.

All linens are provided. Check-out cleaning is included free of charge. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged for a nominal fee.

A deposit of two nights’ rental is required with your reservation. The balance plus a $450 cleaning/damage deposit, is due 60 days prior to arrival. The damage deposit is fully refundable upon satisfactory inspection of the unit's condition following your stay. A 60-day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will be fully refunded. Cancellations within 60 days of the arrival date forfeit the full rent.

Transient Accommodations Tax ID: TA-158-542-4384-01

General Excise Tax ID: GE-158-542-4384-01

Keywords: condo,Whaler, Kaanapali, Maui, HD, DVR, beach, ocean, whales

More Details

Doug Kaye
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Doug Kaye

Our mainland home is in beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, but we try to spend as much time on Maui as we can. Apartment 707 is our home-away-from-home. We visit 3-4 times every year and we spend most of our time making sure everything in our condo is just right for our guests.

Doug Kaye purchased this condo in 2006

Why Doug Kaye chose West Maui

We first stayed at the Whaler on our 15th wedding anniversary. That was 27 years ago in 1986. To us, the Whaler is all about the location. We love that we can walk out of the building and immediately be on the beach. We love that we can sit on the lanai any time between January and April and watch whales. And we love that we can walk home from half a dozen great informal restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

The beach is literally 30 paces from the building. We walk on the beach and swim in the ocean every morning. We love walking down to Black Rock, coming back to the middle of the beach, getting free fresh towels, taking a swim, drying off lying on the sand, then heading back to the condo. Every day should begin this way! And every evening should include a Mai Tai made by Johnny at Leilani's, just down the path at Whalers Village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

#707 is now back in service after a complete remodel. Those 5-star reviews in 2010 are all from before the remodel. Any reviews starting in 2011 are for the all-new 707. ...Doug & Cessna Kaye
Jan 2011
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

1BR/2BA Whaler Ocean View -- Fully Remodeled
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful condo and elegantly remodeled.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely views of both ocean and mountains. Elegant place to relax. Helpful owners and staff. Perfect location. Hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at the whaler but this unit was particularly nice. If we had any complaint at all I would say the bed was a little too firm for us, but we like a softer bed.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mele Kalikimaka!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent Christmas Week at Doug and Cessna's beautiful Whaler apartment. This is our favorite spot in Maui and the location of this unit is amazing. Spectacular views! We sipped delicious Kona coffee every morning as the sun rose and enjoyed watching the colorful Maui sunsets every evening from the large lanai. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and spacious with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Internet and hi-def television both worked well. Having two beautifully remodeled bathrooms was a big plus.The Whaler just finished a lovely lobby renovation and it was decorated festively for the holidays. The grounds and koi pond were immaculate. It was a sunny 80-85 degrees every day of our stay in late December! We spent most of our time at the pool and at the beach right in front of the Whaler enjoying the fantastic weather. We met so many friendly guests and owners. Everyone was in the "Aloha" spirit enjoying their holiday in paradise. Beach chairs and towels are provided by the Whaler along with free laundry facilities which I really appreciated. Every night after dinner out (We didn't cook dinners but the gourmet kitchen has everything you could possible need if you want to cook and the Whaler has a great BBQ area) we used the hot tub which was very relaxing. The highlight of the week was an exceptional whale watching trip that included a newborn baby whale along with mother and an escort swimming right up to our boat. It was amazing! Of great importance to me, was that Doug was so very easy and professional to deal with. He always responded to e-mails and questions right away and provided a lot of helpful information. We didn't want to come home and look forward to returning to this Whaler apartment in the future. Thank You Doug and Cessna!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was absolutely beautiful, comfy & cozy & clean. The view is the best in the building! The proximity to everything was just perfect!! I can't say enough- we really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placerville, CA

Beautiful Luxury Condo for a Perfect Maui Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time in this beautiful condo. I couldn't say enough about it. We love the Whaler because of it's proximity to Hula Grill, Tiki Bar, less crowded beach and the Whaler Shopping Village. The condo was very close to the front of the building so the views were amazing, especially with the very large balcony. It was also high enough to be pretty quiet, away from the construction going on in Whaler's Village and normal vacation noise. The condo was gorgeous. The kitchen and bathrooms were upgraded with granite and high end products. The kitchen had high end appliances, especially with the large refrigerator (Sub Zero, Thermador? can't remember) and the beautiful soft-close cabinets. It made the stay very comfortable. Two bathrooms were also very convenient so one of us could shower and the other get ready in the other bathroom. The day we arrived they started demolition on the lobby which was massive. Even though that was going on, the check in was easy and convenient and the people at the desk very helpful and friendly. It didn't change our experience at all. Even the noise from the demo wasn't distracting. It was a wonderful, relaxing, beautiful vacation at The Whaler. Thank you to Doug and Cessna for your beautiful condo. We loved it and would like to do it again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was newly remodeled and gorgeous. Perfect location. My favorite spot in Maui. Beach access is my favorite.

Owner was responsive and kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Car: recommended

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beach side restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Seasonal Discount!
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Standard Rate
Jan 16 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.25%

We may have issued other quotations for the same dates and will accept them on a first-come first-served basis. Rates are subject to change without notice. As of 4/1/15 there is a $15/day Resort fee, payable to the front desk upon checkout. It increases to $16/day on 4/1/16.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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